Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve’s titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis.
Many regional markets were closed.
- Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1% lower to 19,326.78.
- The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4% to 2,814.52.
- In South Korea, the Kospi inched 0.1% higher to 1,838.47.
- Shares also rose in Taiwan and Malaysia.
- Brent crude fell $1.36, or 4.1%, to $31.48 per barrel.
- Oil markets were closed Friday.
- In currency trading, the dollar fetched 108.50 Japanese yen, up from 108.46 yen on Thursday.
- The euro edged higher to $1.0936 from $1.0931.